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Title

Untitled (Kaori, 2004)


Artist

Araki Nobuyoshi

Japan

1940 -


About

Nobuyoshi Araki is an internationally renowned Japanese photographer whose work daringly and explicitly confronts taboo subjects such as sex and death. With their brazen depiction of erotic or pornographic subjects, Araki’s photographs often attract controversy. ‘Untitled (Kaori, 2004)’ features motifs that appear throughout his oeuvre, including the small toy dinosaur that is positioned next to the half naked woman, dressed in a Japanese kimono. Often described as the photographer’s avatar, these toys allow Araki to put himself in the scenes he depicts. Along with much of his other work, this photograph is a sexually charged image that deals with the theme of desire.


Details


Date

2004


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

type C photograph, presentation folder


Edition

8/100


Dimensions

39.0 x 48.8 cm image; 40.0 x 49.9 cm sheet; 53.2 x 42.8 x 1.4 cm folder closed; 53.2 x 86.3 x 0.5 cm folder front cover open; 104.3 x 126.9 x 0.5 cm folder fully open


Signature & date

Signed l.r. verso, pencil "Nobuyoshi ARAKI/ ...". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Robert McDougall 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

16.2014


Artist information

Araki Nobuyoshi

Works in the collection

6


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Araki Nobuyoshi, Nobuyoshi Araki: Self. Life. Death, London, 2005, 366-67.